Squash & Wellness Coach

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience



Application Deadline



1803 Elmwood Avenue
New York
United States


716 Squash seeks an experienced squash player with an interest in youth development to be the Middle School Squash & Wellness Coach at Buffalo’s squash and education program.  716 Squash provides long-term support and life-changing opportunities through education, mentoring, service, and squash to Buffalo youth with limited access to resources. The Squash & Wellness Coach will be responsible for working with 25-35 middle school students, mostly beginners, in squash programming, fitness activities, tournament planning, and evaluation of athletic progress. This is a unique full-time opportunity for a high-level squash player with an interest in youth programming to expand and improve the services of a unique nonprofit. The successful candidate will bring a desire to enrich and motivate Buffalo youth, using squash as a tool for inspiration and engagement.

Job responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a daily squash and fitness curriculum, including team-building exercises and lessons on sportsmanship and athleticism.
  • Recruit, train, and manage squash volunteers, ensuring volunteers at every session.
  • Manage squash tournament schedule and entries: U.S. squash entries, tournament entry forms, local matches, squash leagues.
  • Document progress on each student: collect data on attendance, skills, fitness, etc.
  • Coordinate and chaperone student transportation to and from school for program sessions, including van driving (training provided; standard driver’s license and clean driving history required).
  • Build meaningful and lasting relationships with students, teachers and parents.
  • Manage squash equipment: maintenance, cleaning, shoes, new orders.
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed.
  • Hours: Weekday hours from 10am-6:30pm; Saturdays from 11-1pm; occasional weekend tournaments, local and travel.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Squash and coaching skills; college-level varsity experience preferred.
  • B.A. or A.A. preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience working with youth, especially inner-city youth.
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record; three years of driving experience required.
  • Pass a criminal history background check.

Start Date: August 2018

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience; includes health benefits, retirement matching, and generous paid vacation time.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to hope@716squash.org by July 20th, 2018

716 Squash is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion


Health benefits, retirement matching account, generous paid vacation

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


Please submit cover letter and resume to Hope at hope@716squash.org as soon as possible, but no later than July 20th, 2018

716 Squash is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion